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NONprofit resources

Organizational Resources

The Nonprofit Resource Center - this is a free joint program of MVNC and the Oak Bluffs Public Library for Islanders. The primary feature is GrantWatch, a comprehensive online database of available grants that is very easy to search. The Center also offers training on GrantWatch, grant writing, and research workshops and has reference section with over 60 publications for Board Members, Executive Directors, and Development Managers on a variety of nonprofit management topics including grant writing, fundraising, governance, and marketing. The Resource Center and GrantWatch are made possible by a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation. Visit the Oak Bluffs Public Library to access and learn more. 

BoardSource - BoardSource is the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership research, leadership, and support. We provide leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact, and serve as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership. BoardSource is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network - The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is a statewide organization dedicated to uniting and strengthening the entire nonprofit sector through advocacy, public awareness, and capacity-building.

Programs and Services

Tech Impact Online Technology Assessment -  a free resource is offered by TechImpact to help nonprofits gauge their organizational tech strengths and weaknesses. 

HR Employee Handbook Checklist - a free download from BambooHR offers a template for nonprofits to craft an employee handbook of their own. 

HR Onboarding Checklist - a free download from BambooHR for your employee onboarding processes.

Financial Management Templates - access several accounting templates provided by accounting firm Jitasa specifically catered to nonprofits to track your finances and keep your bookkeeping organized.

Starting a Nonprofit - Harbor Compliance offers this guide to starting a nonprofit. 

Job Accommodations The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues.

Find an HR Software Company - OutSail is a free online search tool that helps you find the payroll, employee management and HR software that fits your needs. 

Nonprofit Must-Read Articles

Board Leadership:

- The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Leadership by Anne Wallestad 

- Building the Boards we Need by Rick Moyers

- 5 Barriers to Overcome and Advance your Board's DEI Commitment - Cathy A Trower


Investing in Computers? 7 Questions to Consider by Tech Soup

- Why your Nonprofit Needs a Password Manager by Chris Baranek

Financial Management

- Form 1099 for Nonprofits: How and why to use one by accounting firm Jitasa


Canva : graphic design platform that offers free accounts for registered 501c3s  

Tech Soup : access to discounts on technology and services for nonprofits like Quickbooks and more.

ConnectWell through the Health Connector: As an employer, you can save up to 15% on the amount that you contribute toward your employees’ health insurance premiums if one-third (33%) of your employees successfully complete one of the program’s qualifying wellness activities. Learn more here. 

Staples Rewards: free delivery, 2% rewards back, member deals and more. 

Budget Rent-a-Car Business Account: up to 30% off rentals. 

Avis Car Rentals Business Account: up to 30% off rentals. 

Nonprofit Workplace Resources on Building Equity

-Article: Four Steps to Create a Truly Inclusive Culture. 2019.

-Book: Inclusion Revolution: The Essential Guide to Dismantling Racial Inequity in the Workplace. 2022. Daisy Auger Dominguez

-TED Talk: The Power of Diversity Within Yourself. 2018. Rebeca Hwang

-TED Talk: 3 Ways to Be a Better Ally in the Workplace. 2018. Melinda Briana Epler

-Podcast: Cultivate a Trans-Inclusive Workplace. 2020. Harvard Business Review

For more equity resources and events, see our  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Page

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